Dr. Heard, a Shreveport native, attended Loyola College Prep, then Centenary College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1996. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, receiving his medical degree in 2001. He completed a transitional internship at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, then returned to Shreveport to complete a four-year residency in anatomic and clinical pathology in 2006, serving as chief resident his final year. Dr. Heard subsequently completed his dermatology residency at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, also serving his final year as chief resident.
Dr. Heard is board certified in Dermatology, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Dermatopathology, and Mohs Micrographic Surgery. He has special interests in adult and pediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, dermatopathology, and dermatologic surgery including Mohs surgery.
Dr. Heard and his wife Jolene are the parents of two children, daughter Aidan and son Cooper, and are happy and excited to have returned home to live and practice in Shreveport.